Exclusive: September 2008 Archives

The responsibility of much of the light hearted comedy, as well as helping KITT save the day, falls to Billy Morgan (played by Paul Campbell) who is the head research technician at Knight Industries. We spoke with Paul a bit about his role, and got quite a few chuckles out of our time with him.

Note that some of this interview, as well as Smith Cho's interview, has been held to a later date due to revealing information about a future episode.

[Watch our interview on YouTube]

Many thanks to Paul, Smith, Bruce, Yancey and Sydney for spending some of their limited time with us! We still have more to come, so check back!

NBC has started to let out some of their official video press material for the premier episode. One item that caught our eye is this gem, with the brothers who head the VFX team for Knight Rider.

We were very fortunate to meet with them (and several other talented individuals) at our recent trip to set, but unfortunately can't reveal any of our interview just yet. This helps tide us over until then.

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During our time on set - we saw four different KITTs. A green screen KITT called a buck that has interchangable parts (which we'll post about later), a KITT we didn't see, and these two KITTs here.

The one at the top is used in the KITTCave, and if you look closely - you can see it's missing an engine. We were told on set that the removed engine from the KITT that they use on the gymbal because when they would spin KITT, the fluids would come out.

The other KITT we saw them photographing to shoot the plates for the transformation process to Attack KITT.

Also - check out that old school signage on a production trailer!

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As one of the four cast members from the original February pilot, Sydney Tamiia Poitier is back as FBI Agent Carrie Rivai. We had the pleasure of interviewing Sydney before the two hour pilot, so we were able to talk to her more now about where her character has come from since then - and why she's in the SSC.

[Watch our interview on YouTube]

Tomorrow we will have our interview with Paul Campbell!, but for now - here is a preview after the jump!

Yancey Arias comes to Knight Rider very eager to play the role of Alex Torres. His character is in charge of the Satellite Surveillance Center (SSC) or what everyone else likes to call the KITTCave.

In real life, Yancey created a charity called Lives to Save Foundation. Started in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the foundation gives donations to those families in need.

[Watch our interview on YouTube]

Tomorrow we will have our interview with Sydney Tamiia Poitier, but for now - here is a preview after the jump!

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When walking around the KITTCave (Satellite Surveillance Center) there is alot to see and undoubtably there is things that you wont be able to catch on TV. When we could, we tried to capture these things, which you can checkout in our gallery below.

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The ever talented Bruce Davison was the first of many kind actors to speak with us on set. Bruce is one of four actors that are carrying over from the pilot in February. In this interview, Bruce discusses how he memorizes all the technobable he needs to sprout - and the changes from the pilot to now for his character.

We first got the chance to finally speak with Bruce back at the Comic Con in July - but this time the location was a lot more inspiring.

What we enjoyed most with talking with Bruce was the many off camera stories he had to tell from his many years as an actor. He was also extremely kind to us and walked us around the set pointing out alot of fun detail - some of which we will post in a few days. It will be one of our favorite memories of our time on set.

[Watch our interview on YouTube]

Tomorrow we will have our interview with Yancey Arias, but for now - here is a preview after the jump!

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We were recently welcomed to the Santa Clarita studios hosting the filming of Knight Rider. This was a very exciting and revealing experience for us, one that we soon wont forget. Over the coming days (and weeks for stuff that we just can't reveal just yet) we will be showing you what we saw. First off are some images of the majority of the cast filming a scene in the KITTCave - or Satellite Surveillance Center. While we can't reveal just yet what scene is taking place, we can say that it is a critical reveal of life or death for our heros.

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As previously reported, Gary Scott Thompson said that he has been in talks with David Hasselhoff to make an appearance in the new show. The only issue was scheduling. An "industry insider" told Knight Rider Online that the Hoff's role might be a bit bigger than we were led to believe. Rather than being a one-time appearance, Hasselhoff would return in a major multi-episode story arc. This is consistent with what Hasselhoff hinted at in a recent interview with KZZP Phoenix Radio. After explaining that the people who didn't want him in the new series are no longer at NBC, he added:

"I don't have to be in every episode, I'd be in five, I don't care..."

Negotiations are not final but don't be surprised to see a significant ongoing storyline featuring  Hasselhoff in the second half of the season.

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